Possible treatment breakthrough for the rare disease arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy type 5 (ARVC5) is a fatal genetic disease for which there is unfortunately no cure. Now, scientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) and Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda Hospital (Spain) have discovered a possible treatment for this rare disease. The research team, whose findings Continue Reading

High blood pressure treatment may slow cognitive decline

High blood pressure appears to accelerate cognitive decline among middle-aged and older adults, but treating high blood pressure may slow this down, according to a preliminary study presented by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions. “The findings are important Continue Reading

New peanut allergy treatment shows effectiveness and safety

People allergic to peanuts may have a new way to protect themselves from severe allergic reactions to accidental peanut exposure. It’s called sublingual immunotherapy—or SLIT—and it involves putting a miniscule amount of liquefied peanut protein under the tongue, where it is absorbed immediately into the blood stream to desensitize the Continue Reading

Consensus criteria for diagnosis, staging, and treatment response assessment of T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia

T-cell ProLymphocytic leukemia (T-PLL) is the most aggressive of all known forms of leukemia. Although many cancer drugs are now available, therapeutic success is limited for T-PLL patients. Until now, no international studies have been conducted and stand-alone studies are hardly comparable with each other, since they use different diagnostic Continue Reading

New link between endocannabinoids and exercise may help in treatment of depression

Researchers know exercise improves mood for people with depression, but there are still questions about exactly how it makes people feel better. The answers may be found in the endocannabinoid system. The system is made up of the body’s own naturally occurring cannabinoid molecules and their receptors, said Jacob Meyer, Continue Reading